Suburban D.C. Shootings Leave 2 Dead
Suburban Washington, D.C. police arrested a federal law enforcement officer wanted for murder. They believe he was also involved in two fatal shootings Friday at a grocery store and a nearby shopping mail.
Eulalio Tordil, 62, was taken into custody at a strip mall in Montgomery County, Md., USA Today reports. Eulalio, an officer with the Federal Protective Service, was already being sought for allegedly killing his estranged wife, 44-year-old Gladys Tordil on Thursday.
He was arrested without incident by a tactical squad.
Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Darryl McSwain said there was “reason to believe” Tordil was involved in Friday’s shootings that took place just a few miles apart.
The first shooting erupted at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Md., where three people were shot. One died as a result of the incident. Less than one hour later, a woman was fatally wounded eight miles away at a Giant grocery store in the Aspen Hill area of Montgomery County, also in Maryland.
Police say the man killed in the mall shooting spree was apparently targeted by the gunman. The two people injured were shot will attempting to come to his aid.
One of the two bystanders was in grave condition. The other suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
In March, Tordil was placed on administrative duties and had his badge and gun confiscated after a civil court issued a protective order against him for allegedly abusing his wife and her children, according to an official with the Federal Protective Service and court documents.